Rolling Obituary Thread: 2021

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Reposted from 2020 thread

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:48 (seven months ago) link

That'll be Mark Eden, fact fans..

Mark G, Friday, 1 January 2021 14:49 (seven months ago) link

Joan Micklin Silver, though I guess this really belongs in the 2020 thread

MrDasher, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:32 (seven months ago) link

I've never seen Hester Street, but I like Between the Lines, Chilly Scenes of Winter--or at least I did, when I last saw it ~35 years ago--and Crossing Delancey.

clemenza, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:36 (seven months ago) link

RIP! One of the few female filmmakers of her generation who was able to work regularly and has a decent sized body of work.

flappy bird, Saturday, 2 January 2021 02:14 (six months ago) link

I really enjoyed Between The Lines and Crossing Delancey when I saw them last year

Change Display Name: (stevie), Saturday, 2 January 2021 08:54 (six months ago) link

These things come and go, but you can get Between the Lines on YouTube right now. When I saw it a few years ago, I quoted a line that kills me on the Jeff Goldblum thread. He's holding court for some would-be rock critics--he teaches a seminar or something--who are conspicuously all female and furiously taking notes:

"They say that rock is here to stay, you've heard them say that rock is here to stay...They never say where. Certainly not at my house--I don't have the room."

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:18 (six months ago) link

See the Bob Pollard thread to find out where rock wound up staying.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:35 (six months ago) link

Sad news about Steve Brown, producer of Wham!, The Cult, ABC and Manic Street Preachers among many others. Young Guns (Go For It), She Sells Sanctuary, Tears Are Not Enough (original) and Motorcycle Emptiness: that's a hell of a CV in just four songs.

— Simon Price (@simon_price01) January 2, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:43 (six months ago) link

Paul Westphal:

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:54 (six months ago) link

Gerry Marsden of Gerry & The Pacemakers

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:20 (six months ago) link

Life doesn't go on day after day

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:54 (six months ago) link

RIP. Now have “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and “The Silent Boatman” on mash-up rotation in my head.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:01 (six months ago) link

Former is an all-time mood

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:01 (six months ago) link

Have a great Goodison derby programme (somewhere) from April '78 with a celebrity fan feature: Marsden representing the Reds, and Leonard Rossiter the Blues. I don't remember anything about the Gerry P interview but Leonard R was insightful on Tommy Lawton and wasteful corner techniques. Rigsby 0-1 Pacemaker (David Johnson) on that evening, mind.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:19 (six months ago) link

rip Gerry, such a beautiful singer

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:01 (six months ago) link

Tanya Roberts, who co-starred on That ’70s Show and Charlie’s Angels, passed away Sunday. She was 65.

Roberts reportedly collapsed at home following a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve, a rep for Roberts told TMZ. She was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, but never recovered. The official cause of death is currently unknown.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:35 (six months ago) link

rip midge

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:52 (six months ago) link

Chase no face, the faceless cat, died yesterday.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 January 2021 05:39 (six months ago) link

Barbara Shelley, actress with over 100 roles in TV and film on both sides of the Atlantic. Many Hammer roles including the female lead in the big screen Quatermass and the Pit.


Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (six months ago) link

Barbara Shelley has died. She matched Christopher Lee's Dracula and Rasputin for blazing bravura. She became the cat girl and the Gorgon; fought the mad medicos of Wolfit and Cushing; inhabited a village of the damned and channelled the Martians. Our greatest horror actress.

— James Swanton (@jamescswanton) January 4, 2021

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (six months ago) link

RIP Barbara Shelley. Very few classic Hammer film actors still around now.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 4 January 2021 10:58 (six months ago) link

Alexi Laiho, guitarist for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. He was 41.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 11:38 (six months ago) link

RIP Barbara, another one from last year's 'the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually still alive' thread.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:33 (six months ago) link

Chicago-based musician (probably best known as drummer for Running) Alejandro Morales.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:31 (six months ago) link

Alexi Laiho

man. Alexi Laiho, guitarist and frontman for Children of Bodom has passed away. Alexi was an incredible musician, one of the best guitar players of all time, a pioneer in melodic death metal innovating with an inescapable sound. truly a metal legend. RIP, Bodom will live forever

— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 4, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 18:58 (six months ago) link

OK let's row it back on the Tanya Roberts news

meanwhile back at the song (Matt #2), Monday, 4 January 2021 22:31 (six months ago) link

That story is mindboggling.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:35 (six months ago) link

looks like people are disputing the legitimacy of the certification of the outcome of her life

Next up: Tiffany Dover

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:59 (six months ago) link

questions for the husband, who seems to have told literally everyone they knew that she was dead

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:03 (six months ago) link

and i guess the doctors too

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:04 (six months ago) link

Conservationist George Whitmore, on 1st team to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan, dies of COVID-19 at 89.

nickn, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:31 (six months ago) link

Undead Pool 2021

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:59 (six months ago) link

Fair ridiculous age to be climbing mountains to be honest xxp

nob lacks, noirish (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:17 (six months ago) link

I'm sad Tanya Roberts has actually died now. She would have been an amazing interview subject.

Alba, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:51 (six months ago) link

Colin Bell aka ‘Nijinsky’.

It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.

🔷 #ManCity |

— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 5, 2021

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 19:55 (six months ago) link

Albert Roux, the more unassuming of the Roux brothers (and the one that didn't have an absolute bellend for a son).

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:02 (six months ago) link

I think he actually did? In that Michel Roux Jr. is his son, not his brother Michel's.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:53 (six months ago) link

Oh well there you go.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:55 (six months ago) link

Pierre Chappuis, Swiss poet and critic, 90. RIP.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 13:56 (six months ago) link

remember when Man City had an online vote for whom to name a stand after and everyone voted for Colin Bell so it could be hilariously called "The Bell End".

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:00 (six months ago) link

tbf he actually was one of their best ever players - pre-Sheikh Mansour. Him and Shaun Goater.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:13 (six months ago) link

I've no doubt Man City fans consider him a ledge. But fans of other clubs thought it was a bit of a wheeze at the time, but it was a fail because as far as I know nobody calls it the bell end!

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:24 (six months ago) link

Novelist Eric Jerome Dickey.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (six months ago) link

(xp) Sadly, the Dickov Stand never happened.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (six months ago) link

Alan Igbon (Loggo in Boys From The Black Stuff), aged 68. Apparently in early December.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:47 (six months ago) link

also in GBH: "shall I twat him, boss?"

RIP, he had only had 20 years on me.

calzino, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:53 (six months ago) link

Robby Steinhardt, Violinist and Co-Lead Vocalist of Kansas, Dead at 71

nickn, Monday, 19 July 2021 18:11 (one week ago) link

Laid his weary head to rest.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 19 July 2021 20:01 (one week ago) link

Pyotr Mamonov of the Russian band Zvuki Mu due to coronavirus

disraeli grinds my gears (NickB), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:28 (one week ago) link

Reading of the death of Joan Le Mesurier aged 90, led me to the Wikipedia entry for her husband and wow that’s quite a personal life

Alba, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:39 (one week ago) link

Oh yes i remember looking into it before.

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:32 (one week ago) link

Zvuki Mu, possibly the most unusual, unexpected band to get an album produced by Brian Eno.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 00:19 (one week ago) link

Looks like Chuck E Weiss has passed.

"Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. My friend since childhood, musician, club owner, all around big deal in the Los Angeles music scene, and the protagonist of Rickie Lee Jones’ world hit, CHUCK Es IN LOVE, Chuck E Weiss passed away last night."

nickn, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 06:16 (one week ago) link

Jazz drummer and member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli. That's him playing the drums on Charlie Brown Christmas.

"Granelli "pretty much played with everybody" as a session musician, Reilly said, and performed with the likes of the Grateful Dead, Lou Rawls, Mose Allison, Sly Stone and, of course, Vince Guaraldi."

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 21:35 (one week ago) link

Peter Rehberg

Peter Rehberg (1968-2021)

— INA grm (@Ina_GRM) July 23, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 23 July 2021 08:13 (one week ago) link


Ward Fowler, Friday, 23 July 2021 08:37 (one week ago) link



pomenitul, Friday, 23 July 2021 10:02 (one week ago) link

Charles Radcliffe: early Peace Movement activist, and member of the English Situationists (credited as 'political advisor' to the Jefferson Airplane on their Volunteers album).

I read his autobiography a few years ago, which is an exhaustive 900 page 'cultural document' containing accounts of the early London Blues scene (Eric Clapton was a flatmate), and the visits by US Blues artists to London in '63 and '64, among many other entertaining diversions.

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 23 July 2021 10:26 (one week ago) link

Jackie Mason, who definitely fell into my ‘people you didn’t realize etc’ category.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 25 July 2021 00:45 (one week ago) link

Here’s a finger for Jackie. Rip

Josefa, Sunday, 25 July 2021 01:06 (one week ago) link

He was 93, but his material was 150 at least.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 25 July 2021 01:15 (one week ago) link

Lol x2

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 July 2021 02:20 (one week ago) link

Worked with jackie mason like 12 years ago and he was not all there

For $300 via Cameo, you could hire Jackie Mason to do a small video routine for friend or foe. His intro video was... not quite there. Felt bad that he was a Trumper for the last couple years, but I guess that's the fate of professional angry dudes.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 25 July 2021 05:37 (one week ago) link

RIP. Saw him on a street in London once, pretty sure he was getting out of a limo.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 July 2021 08:42 (one week ago) link

I remember hearing a very bad late period set of his on R4 something like 20 years ago and he was doing a monologue about mobile phones eh? what's the point of them .. are they just a means for unemployed people to talk to each other while they walk the streets!

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 09:29 (one week ago) link

it's funny because it's true

koogs, Sunday, 25 July 2021 09:35 (one week ago) link

"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something."

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:59 (one week ago) link

Rest in peace Jackie Gleason

Woolf & Stein 3d (wins), Sunday, 25 July 2021 17:04 (one week ago) link

he's the one walked into a precinct and gunned down the captain for no fucking reason!

MoMsnet (calzino), Sunday, 25 July 2021 17:09 (one week ago) link

He shot a man in Reno just to make him laugh?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 25 July 2021 17:48 (one week ago) link

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, one of the military captains who ushered in the Carnation Revolution in Portugal. That the first obituary I found in the international press comes from the Financial Times is an irony I'm sure he would have appreciated.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 26 July 2021 09:06 (six days ago) link

Dieter Brummer, former hottie Shane from Home and Away, only 45... the euphemistic article suggests it might have been suicide :(

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 26 July 2021 09:13 (six days ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 July 2021 15:03 (six days ago) link


That’s sad. Odd how you recognise an actor’s name in an instant, after not thinking about them for over 25 years.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 26 July 2021 16:46 (six days ago) link

Yeah, same. I guess that daily exposure in the credits really helps it stick.

Alba, Monday, 26 July 2021 17:14 (six days ago) link

i had such a crush on him, he was a cutie

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 July 2021 17:35 (six days ago) link

this is the girl

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 26 July 2021 19:14 (six days ago) link

Joey Jordison, Founding Slipknot Drummer, Dead at 46

nickn, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:07 (five days ago) link

Wow. He was a monster drummer.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:39 (five days ago) link

That sucks. He was an amazingly talented drummer. I only met him once while I worked at Roadrunner, and it was in 2014 or 2015 when he was just starting to come back; we shot a video where he and Mike Mangini from Dream Theater sat around talking about drums and kind of interviewing each other.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:40 (five days ago) link

Dusty Hill of ZZ Top

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:44 (four days ago) link

Ron Popeil!

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 23:16 (four days ago) link

RIP, Mr. Popeil.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 23:50 (four days ago) link

Seeing on Facebook that Willie Winfield of the Harptones, a vocal harmony doo wop group who were stars in the 50s has died at 91 of a heart attack.

Here’s an article on them from a few years ago

curmudgeon, Thursday, 29 July 2021 02:32 (three days ago) link

Glen Ford, founding editor of Black Agenda Report, 71

I am sorry to inform you that Glen Ford, founder of Black Agenda Report, and my friend, comrade, and mentor has passed away. We will share more information as we receive it.

May he rest in power.@GlenFordBAR @blkagendareport

— Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) July 28, 2021

donna rouge, Thursday, 29 July 2021 02:56 (three days ago) link

RIP Roberto Calasso. A brilliant writer and publisher. Cadmus and Harmony is one of those books you want to read until everything in it sticks in your head and won't come out.

— Daniel Fraser (@Oubliette_Mag) July 29, 2021

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 29 July 2021 11:26 (three days ago) link

RIP Jacob Devarieux , guitarist from zouk dance band Kassav from Covid ( seeing this on Facebook and Twitter)

curmudgeon, Saturday, 31 July 2021 03:04 (yesterday) link

Actress Jacqueline Sassard, from Chabrol's Les biches amongst others

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 31 July 2021 21:47 (yesterday) link

Terry Cooper, footballer and football club manager, 77.

Tim, Saturday, 31 July 2021 22:42 (yesterday) link

Actress Jacqueline Sassard, from Chabrol's Les biches amongst others🕸

Ah yes, RIP.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 31 July 2021 22:47 (yesterday) link

I knew she was in films I’d seen by other directors I liked but had to look at that link to be reminded what they were. Wonder if I can still alter my ballot and resend it to Eric.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 31 July 2021 22:50 (yesterday) link

A lot of those old 60's/70's Leeds Utd players have been going fast in the last two years.

calzino, Saturday, 31 July 2021 22:51 (yesterday) link

That’s true. I’m a tiny bit too young to remember him turning out for Leeds but he managed Exeter in the late 80s / early 90s so to me he’s that guy rather than the Leeds full back. He built (probably) our best ever team; he will always be loved by our lot.

Tim, Sunday, 1 August 2021 05:32 (seventeen hours ago) link

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